What does the word laggard mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Slow; tardy.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A loiterer.

Usage examples for laggard

  1. " No laggard in love," he said, smiling. – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  2. Scarcely anything but the expected arrival was now spoken or thought of at Roselands, and Elsie was not the only one to whom old Time seemed to move with an unusually laggard pace. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  3. Before she reappeared Cyril had gone to school, he who was usually a laggard. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett